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Feature & Follow {3}: Preferred Reading Format

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I joined Feature & Follow again this week hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. Each week they pose a question to discuss, bloggers link up and follow each other and the featured blogger that week. Easy enough? Here we go.

If you are visiting me for the first time, Welcome!! I’m Tanya and enjoy reading classics, historical fiction, world fiction, literary fiction, non-fiction…ok well I like most anything.  Please follow me via email or Bloglovin and I will return the favor.  Hope you browse around and share your thoughts with me.

This week’s question is:

Q: What is your preferred reading format? Hardcover, eBooks, paperback etc?

My preferred reading format is my Kindle. It’s lightweight and easy for me to hold with my hands that have been deformed by Rheumatoid Arthritis. I also love to read in bed and can do so without disturbing my hubby. I love my Kindle so much, I wrote 7 reasons why I love my Kindle here. (it’s not an affiliate link, I just REALLY love it and recommend it).

I still enjoy paperback books, but hardcovers are typically cumbersome for me to hold while lying in bed which is when I do most of my reading. Lately, I have enjoyed listening to audiobooks. Since I don’t commute to work anymore, it’s seriously cut down on my audiobook time but I do enjoy it!
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What’s your preferred reading method? What are you currently reading? Hope it’s a good one and happy reading!

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  1. I am on the fence with this one. I love reading from my Kindle because it’s light, easy to transport, and I can read it anywhere. I also love books. There is something special about actually holding a book, plus I want my kids to see me reading and know that I am reading!

    1. Hi Victoria, there’s really no wrong way to read, huh? I agree it’s good for kids to know that I love to read. Although they know that my Kindle is for reading too, my oldest is always trying to get his hands on it! I need to download more books to my phone and Kindle for my littlest ones so when we are out and about, we have stories to share while we are waiting. Sure would have been helpful while my 2 youngest and I waited in line tonight 30-45 minutes for my middle son to be able to build a free Lego crab. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!

  2. I’m getting used to my Kindle. I feel kind of like a cheater when I use it, but it is more convenient. I’ve also started listening to audiobooks! I listen while I’m making things for my Etsy shop.

    1. I felt like a cheater too when I first bought my Kindle. I never thought I’d prefer the electronic version to a good ole paperback. Guess times have changed and so have my hands and my habits. I will still take a book any way I can get it but find I am able to get through Kindle books faster since lights don’t have to be on for me to read. I can sneak staying up till wee hours of the morning reading without disturbing hubby.

  3. I’m starting to get into the eReader now, but I still love having the physical copies of books. I’ve actually never used an audiobook. I should try it out and see if I like it. Thank you for stopping by my blog and following! Following back via bloglovin’! =)

  4. I was like you…I didn’t think I would love my kindle as much as I do. Now I take it everywhere. Old follower and now following via Bloglovin’

  5. I’ve learned to like the kindle app on my phone and iPad much more now that I have a blog and review books. However, I still love the smell and feel of physical books 🙂

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    Tina @ pagesofcomfort.blogspot.com

  6. I love my Kindle so much I can hardly stand it. I was one of those people who thought they’d never get by without holding a book or the smell of a book. I held out getting a Kindle for the longest time. But my mother in law bought me one for Christmas several years back and it was INSTANT LOVE. My oldest one now belongs to my son and my next oldest one is now my husbands. I have the one with the built in light and it’s divine. I actually get irritated now if a book I want isn’t available in Kindle format and I have to order it as a regular book!! 🙂 –Lisa

  7. You definitely have a valid reason for preferring ereaders! It’s not something you really think about until it becomes a problem. Glad it works for you though! (Can you imagine if ereaders still didn’t exist? Yikes.)

    Thanks for stopping by my F&F! Following back via Bloglovin.

  8. Definitely e-books. I’m a BIG reader so when Amazon first brought out their Kindle I just had to have one. I’ve upgraded over the years but I can’t live without my Kindle. I’m sure I have over 500 books on there. Can you imagine lugging around 500 books. Convenience wins in my book. 🙂

    1. I didn’t realize you were such an avid reader. I got my Kindle at Christmas and have about 50 books. I agree and love the portability of a large library! What are your favorite genres, books or authors to read? Thanks for stopping by!

      1. There is not particular genre that I read since I read almost anything but I’m a HUGE John Grisham fan. I’m also big on reading books before seeing the movie (especially with my kids) so when for example the Hunger Games came out I had my daughter who was 16 at the time read the books before she saw it. I now love that we get to borrow books for free and I can now loan out my books to friends as well. I just love the Kindle. 🙂

        1. I used to love John Grisham novels but I have not read one in a looong time. i love that you can loan books out too though I’ve never done that, I guess I need to!

  9. I’m really all about actual books. I can’t stack e-books on my shelf to show and admire. And e-book formats can get screwy and bug me. I wrote about it months ago on my blog actually.

    http://www.livingawritinglife.blogspot.com/2012/09/to-dark-side-and-back.html

    HOWEVER, since then I’ve used the Kindle app on my iPad often and have discovered something. I love using the Kindle for reading nonfiction because I can highlight and make notes, which I refuse to do in a real book (I can’t stand writing in books, even text books).

    Also, with my iPad Kindle, I can be reading books in places where I probably shouldn’t be… it’s kinda hidden…sitting in my lap and people don’t know I’m reading.

    And, my mother-in-law uses her ereader for a similar purpose as you Tanya…she said her wrists just can’t handle holding open books, especially certain types of bindings. So I think it is great that there is an option so she (and you) can keep reading comfortably. That makes it all worth it.

    So I guess my opinion has changed quite a bit since that post months ago (but I still love the picture of Darth Vader in B&N holding a Nook)!

    1. I love how books have become accessible to all kinds of readers and their needs. I don’t like writing in books either (and I haven’t needed a textbook in quite a while). The books I have are in pristine condition and I have to hide them from curious little fingers to keep them that way. Strangely, when I commuted to work, I listened to non-fiction since it sort of motivated me to get in that thinking frame of mind rather than daydreaming that fiction lends me to. As a result, I’d have to furiously take notes so I don’t forget something I want to include in my review. I agree that the e-books I’ve read, I need to go back and buy a paper version so I can keep it as a collectible and be able to re-read. I need to get back to reading nonfiction in my e-reader. I have a bunch I downloaded and I think my next self imposed challenge is going to be to clear up my Kindle!

      Thanks for the sharing your thoughts and great discussion. Always appreciate your comments Jennine!

  10. I love your answer. There’s nothing worse than dropping a giant hardcover on your face while attempting to read in bed. I’m with you. Also, it’s great reading in bed with my Kindle Paperweight because it has a backlight. So nice to read in the dark!
    Thanks for stopping by and following. I’m following you back via Bloglovin!

    1. Lol, yes, I would totally drop a giant hardcover on my face. I have the Kindle Paperweight also, how did I read without it? Thanks for the follow back and look forward to getting to know you better!

  11. What am I reading? Hum? A variety of childrens books!

    The Egyptian Cinderella
    Come Back Dear Sun
    The Alligator and The Croc

    Yeah, I’m reading to my children and that’s all I have time for now. I really did try to read Parent Effectiveness Training, but it was a bomb. I didn’t have enough time during the day. I just couldn’t do it.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    1. I agree with you Lisa, I read many more children’s books lately, they are a lot quicker to finish and my kids love to read. I understand not having time to read during the day, I’m a nighttime reader myself!

      Thanks for stopping by, I will have to check out those kids books you suggested. My youngest is all about alligators/crocodiles lately.

  12. I’m the opposite – no eReader for me, I just can’t get into it … but then again – I don’t have one! And I like hardcovers too – although I don’t mind paperbacks.

    1. Hey Tanya, I didn’t think I’d like the eReader as much as I did! It’s a convenience thing for me since I read only at night really and I love being able to highlight my favorite quotes to share. There’s still nothing like a physical book, the feel, the smell, and just being able to see and reminisce of the wonderful books in your collection….I need a bigger bookcase, kids books and comic books/graphic novels have taken over all of ours!

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